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Todd County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Todd County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Long Prairie
Largest city Staples
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

979 sq mi (2,536 km²)
942 sq mi (2,440 km²)
37 sq mi (97 km²), 3.81%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24,426
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded February 20, 1856 [1]
Named for John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.todd.mn.us
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

Todd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 24,426. Its county seat is Long Prairie[1]. The county is named after John Blair Smith Todd (D) (April 4, 1814 – January 5, 1872) who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,536 km²), of which 942 square miles (2,440 km²) is land and 37 square miles (97 km²) (3.81%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 24,426 people, 9,342 households, and 6,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian and 5.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,342 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,281, and the median income for a family was $39,920. Males had a median income of $28,630 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,658. About 9.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities Townships Ghost town

† Osakis is based in Douglas County but part of the city is in Todd County.
‡ A part of Staples extends into Wadena County.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 46°04′N 94°54′W / 46.07°N 94.90°W / 46.07; -94.90


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Todd County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Todd County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1856 [1]
Seat Long Prairie
Largest City Staples
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.81%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

24426
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.todd.mn.us
Named for: John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley.
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

Todd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 24,426. Its county seat is Long Prairie6. The county is named after John Blair Smith Todd (D) (April 4, 1814 – January 5, 1872) who was a Delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,536 km² (979 sq mi). 2,440 km² (942 sq mi) of it is land and 97 km² (37 sq mi) of it (3.81%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,426 people, 9,342 households, and 6,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian and 5.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,342 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,281, and the median income for a family was $39,920. Males had a median income of $28,630 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,658. About 9.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Osakis is based in Douglas County but part of the city is in Todd County.
‡ A part of Staples extends into Wadena County.

External links


Coordinates: 46°04′N 94°54′W / 46.07, -94.90

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